The focus of this workshop will be on portraiture and self-expression through writing and drawing. The final result of the workshop will be “A Little Book of ME.” There is a double meaning in the title: “ME” stands for you, the young woman writing the book, as well as for Maine, the place where you live. This book will explore… What would you look like if you were a boat? A bird? A memory? We’ll ask ourselves all sorts of questions, then answer through drawing and writing.
This workshop will be led by Charlotte Agell. She is the author/illustrator of twelve books for children and young adults. She’s an English teacher at Harrison Middle School in Yarmouth, Maine. Originally from Sweden, Charlotte also spent some of her childhood in Canada and Hong Kong. She came to Maine when she was almost eighteen and is glad to report that she’s lived here ever since.